Rough Fire is Now the Largest Active Fire in State

Staff Writer

The Rough Fire is now the largest active fire burning in the state. The fire is at 77,287 acres, of which 47,907 acres are on the Sierra National Forest, 29,110 acres on the Sequoia National Forest, 207 acres on Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park and 62 acres of state responsibility. There are 2,040 personnel currently assigned to the Rough Fire. Containment remains at 25 percent, according to a news release from fire officials. There are no evacuations or evacuation warnings in effect. For Rough Fire Information: (559) 332-2028.
Heavy concentrations of smoke are expected near the fire today and the Eastern Sierra where unhealthy conditions are expected in low lying areas and with very light transport winds, smoke is expected to remain in drainages until early afternoon, if not longer. Smoke is expected to again settle into Kings Canyon, and low-lying areas near the fire such as Hume Lake and Cedar Grove this evening, with Unhealthy to Very Unhealthy conditions expected.